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I Did Not Die!

I have emerged. By the Lord’s grace, the worst of the nausea is past. I am no longer falling asleep during every afternoon reading session. And Baby Parunak #6′s tiny kicks are finally being felt. The last time I entered the blissful easy sailing of the second trimester, I tackled my old nemesis: the laundry. And, in case any of you were around for that stirring personal transformation and are curious, I’m thankful to report that aside from this summer when I could NOT go into the laundry room because I was in my first trimester and the freezer is in the laundry room (the freezer, which was full of meat, and which we accidentally unplugged before a two-week vacation during which the local weather was up around 100 degrees, causing all that meat to rot and fill our house with the stench of death until my valiant husband donned a gas mask and cleaned it out while I hid in the RV), I have actually managed to follow my plan.

This second trimester is no different. It’s time for another transformation. Originally, I was going to spend this post telling you about the new project that has my second trimester all abuzz. But then my loud, annoying inner critic started nagging about what a lame introductory paragraph the above was. “Seriously,” she said, looking at me over the tops of her stylish glasses (my inner critic is much cooler than I am, naturally). “WHAT do laundry and your stinky freezer have to do with the stuff you’ve been working on lately?” I had to admit, not much, but I just really wanted to give my blogging buddies an update on the fact that I’m feeling better, off the couch, and back to real life. And if I launched right into the other stuff, I’d feel as if I’d left out a piece of my story. I mean, I’ve been silent for two months. There should be explanation and updating. I meekly suggested that this was a blog and not a freshman writing course, but my critic looked all judgey and said that perhaps I should break this into two posts, one telling you all that I did not die and then a second post where I stay on topic and talk about my transformation. And like that laundry room freezer I just couldn’t walk past, she won.

16 comments to I Did Not Die!

  • Marcie

    So glad you are feeling better!! For future reference: there have been a couple of articles making rounds on the Internet about magnesium supplementation to prevent morning sickness. I was pretty skeptical, but thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. I’ve had 6 babies all with terrible nausea and vomiting. I am currently 5 weeks pregnant with number 7 and I feel terrific. It’s still fairly early, but usually I am quite ill at this point already. Something to file away for later reference. :)

  • Darcy

    So glad you are feeling better! I’ve been checking in periodically for updates!

  • Darcy

    And I’m glad the freezer problem is no longer plaguing you! :-)

  • Mrs. J. Parunak

    I am happy to know that you are feeling better. You are such an encouragement to me and I have missed reading your posts. My six year “solo season” is about to become even more solo now that my DH is about to graduate and has accepted a job that will keep him away for weeks and months at a time. I have gone back many times and read you post “Solo Season”, and it is still a wonderful reminder for me to be patient and content. I give thanks daily for the blessing that your and your family are to my family.

  • Mrs. J. Parunak,

    You’re so sweet! Thanks for the encouragement. You and your family are a wonderful blessing to us, too!

  • Oh, I love the inner critic who is much cooler than you.. but I like the other one two. Glad you are alive! Missed you!

  • Glad you are feeling well enough to write! I’m jealous, at least your critic let’s you publish…

    I never seem to get any approval!


  • I cannot imagine what the smell of the rotten meat did for your pregant senses! What a brave, valiant husband you have! It is good to hear you are feeling better – you are missed from the web when you’re away (no pressure).

  • Adele

    Welcome back! I’m so glad you are feeling better!


  • So glad to hear you are feeling well!! I have been pretty absent myself (but that’s been for years…feel like I am hanging onto life by the skin of my teeth and the thought of writing anything of value is so overwhelming). Enough about myself though, glad you are “back” with your witty self. :)

    p.s. I recently got a laptop, so the possibility of blogging again is much more likely now that I do not need to be at my desk to do it! So loving the portability of this thing :)

  • Tanya

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo! You can’t leave us hanging like this! Waiting and waiting for the next post!

    Glad to hear you are feeling better, though. I can’t bear to contemplate the smell of completely rotten meat while pregnant. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  • Yey! Glad you’re feeling better! I’ve been praying for you! <3

  • Lauren

    I have missed your wit. Glad you’re feeling better and writing again. Even if it is just two paragraphs in two months. :-)

  • Kathi

    So glad you’re up and running again. I identify with falling asleep during reading, only for me, I usually drifted off while trying to give afternoon spelling tests!

  • Andrea M

    Glad you are feeling better.

  • So glad to hear you’re back! I’ll be checking your blog often, but no pressure. :-)a

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